Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for December, 2008

Commentary: Oakland’s top badges need to explain themselves

For the past 16 months, Oakland police officials have led us to believe that Chauncey Bailey’s murder was just a question of unfortunate timing. But now, The Chauncey Bailey Project — a coalition of news organizations that has done a far better job of investigating the journalist’s killing than the Police Department — has uncovered new information suggesting police officials have been less than forthright.

Dellums calls for expanded probe of police handling Bailey case

Dellums calls for expanded probe of police handling Bailey case

OAKLAND — Mayor Ron Dellums on Tuesday called for an expansion of the state investigation into the Police Department’s handling of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s slaying to include the delay in the raid of Your Black Muslim Bakery.

Delayed raid likely cost Chauncey Bailey his life

Delayed raid likely cost Chauncey Bailey his life

OAKLAND — The August 2007 raid on Your Black Muslim Bakery was postponed 48 hours to accommodate the vacation schedules of two senior SWAT commanders, a delay that likely cost journalist Chauncey Bailey his life, according to police sources and a lawyer representing an officer deeply involved in planning the raid.

Bakery leader embracing guns in bakery’s criminal acts long before editor’s killing

Bakery leader embracing guns in bakery’s criminal acts long before editor’s killing

OAKLAND — Yusuf Bey IV was heavily involved in guns and gun violence well before the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey last year — a killing he is suspected of ordering — despite his claims to police that he didn’t allow weapons at Your Black Muslim Bakery and disavowed their use.

Homicide chief, detective on Bailey case being transferred to patrol

OAKLAND – The lead detective on the Chauncey Bailey case and his immediate supervisor, both under investigation for their probe of the journalist’s killing, have each been reassigned from the police department’s homicide unit to patrol duties effective next year in what commanders said were routine transfers.

Oakland internal affairs wants state to take over Bailey probe

Oakland internal affairs wants state to take over Bailey probe

OAKLAND — Police internal affairs detectives investigating the handling of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s slaying will have state investigators present when they interview members of their department’s command staff. But the Justice Department won’t take over the whole investigation — which is apparently what Oakland internal affairs investigators wanted.

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